Lee Ranaldo and The Dust will be touring in 2014 in support of the Last Night On Earth album, released October 8, 2013, the followup to 2012′s Between The Times and The Tides. The album introduces Lee Ranaldo and The Dust [Alan Licht, Steve Shelley, Tim Luntzel], reflecting its more band-oriented approach and sound.
UPCOMING DATES (all shows Lee Ranaldo and The Dust unless noted* – Lee with Steve Shelley, Alan Licht & Tim Luntzel)
April 10 Paris, France. Festival Sonic Protest at La PArole Errante (Montreuil). LR solo. Also Thurston Moore, Èlg, Group Inerane. INFO. TICKETS. FB.
April 12 Dijon, France. Consortium Promoted by Why Note and Sonic Protest. LR solo. INFO.
April 13 Marseille, France. l’Embobineuse Promoted by l’Embobineuse and Sonic Protest. INFO.
April 24 Brooklyn, NY – Union Pool, w Chris Forsyth and Solar Motel Band.
May 25 Kortrijk, Belgium – De Kreun
May 26 Antwerp, Belgium – Trix
May 27 Paris, France – La Machine du Moulin Rouge
May 29 Nimes, France – This is Not a Love Song /Paloma
May 30 Barcelona, Spain – Prima Vera Sound Festival
May 31 Lyon, France – Nuits Sonores
June 1 Padova, Italy – Summer student festival / Je t’aime
June 3 Marina di Ravenna, Italy – Beaches Brew Festival
June 4 Bolzano, Italy Sudwerk
June 5 Schorndorf, Germany – Manufaktur
June 6 Arlon, Belgium – L’Entrepot
June 7 Porto, Portugal- Optimo Prima Vera Festival
Two New Seven Inch Single Releases:
Lee Ranaldo/Tim Rogers split single
Tim Rogers (from Aussie band You Am I, that Lee produced in the 90s) and Lee did covers of each others songs for a single (and d/l) in support of S.L.A.M. Program (“Save Australia’s Live Music). It’s expensive, yes, but it’s a benefit item for a good cause…
info here: http://slamrally.org/donate
Lee Ranaldo and The Dust: acoustic 7″
Acoustic covers of Neil Young’s Revolution Blues and Sandy Denny’s Bushes and Briars that we recorded in Spain last April. A taste of the acoustic album The Dust should have ready for release by early summer. This is on the new-ish label of Primavera Sound, El Segell.
The only info on it we can find right now is this:
Late Descent #2: NEW VIDEO by Vice Cooler
Lee’s Guitar Clinic at Other Music in NYC on October 28, 2013:
Hammer Blows video
Albatross: Lee Ranaldo Band feat. J Mascis appear on ’Just Tell Me That You Want Me: A Tribute To Fleetwood Mac’ performing ‘Albatross’, originally a Peter Green led instrumental by Fleetwood Mac/1969 that inspired The Beatles’ Sun King. Hear the record at Soundcloud or via your favorite digital supplier or record store.
Lee Ranaldo Band plays 4 songs on RollingStone.com plus interview.
LEE’S WALKING MEN 99 TUMBLR BLOG–please send a pic
SOME ‘GRAMS FR THE ROAD-Instagram images from LRB touring this year…
NEW YORKER BLOG 4/25/12: TWO ACOUSTIC SONGS AND INTERVIEW.
Pitchfork’s +1: Lee discusses his new LP and performs songs from it at Glasslands
MATADOR STORE -Order ‘Between The Times & The Tides’
LIVE ACOUSTIC ‘BIG BAND’ INSTORE, Melbourne (October 22, 2012). Lee, Steve, Alan w Tim Luntzel on bass, plus Tim Barnes, perc and JP Shilo, violin:
Lee Ranaldo Band live at The HiFi, Melbourne (October 24, 2012):
OFF THE WALL https://vimeo.com/52093156
TOMORROW NEVER COMES https://vimeo.com/52093159
XTINA AS I KNEW HER https://vimeo.com/52093969
Lee will exhibit his “Lost Highway’ drawings – sketches done from the front seat of the tour van during the last few tours in Europe, the USA and beyond – at Galerie Jan Dhaese, Gent, Belgium, opening March 30, 2014 (www.jandhaese.be). A catalog will be available, published by Posture Editions.
New Double CD: The Rising Tide (Last Night On Earth Demos and Rehearsals). This limited edition package (1000 copies) collects alternate versions of some of the songs from the Last Night On Earth LP, in some cases in multiple versions. CD1 collects band rehearsals, while CD2 has Lee’s solo acoustic demos and a 25 minute instrumental version of The Rising Tide as well. This collection is exclusively available at live shows during 2014, but there are also some available at the SY store, HERE.
Limited Edition LP and 7″ Records (1000 copies ea):
Between the Times and the Tides TOUR LP (demos) and SEVEN-INCH (ALTERNATE MIXES of album trax) are now for sale at shows–and available in the SY store. Info HERE.
July 2012: Glacial “On Jones Beach” Full length album of Lee’s trio with Tony Buck and David Watson. LP only, comes w d/l card w extra material. Three Lobed Records. INFO HERE.
Lee has a track on the Three Lobed Records all-guitarists recordstore day release “Eight Trails, One Path.”
Lee is also featured on a new Poetry CD by poet-musician David Amram.